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Internet providers in 28104

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28104 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 12 MbpsDSL1.962%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 1,000 MbpsDSL99%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic6.410%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 100 MbpsCable22%
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28104 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 28104 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of North Carolina - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 28104 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 6.410% of those living in the 28104 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 28104 area, and 99.50% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 28104, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 28104

The largest internet providers serving the 28104 ZIP code are Spectrum and Windstream bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 28104 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 99% of the area. Matthews’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers cable to around 22% of residents in the 28104 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in the 28104 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 28104 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Matthews, $38.83.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Matthews, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 28104 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Matthews's providers, 442 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to all households in the 28104 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Matthews, $38.83.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Matthews, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 28104 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Matthews's providers, 442 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

22%

Cable from Windstream offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 28104 ZIP code, covering 22% of the area.

Windstream’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 28104 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Matthews, $38.83.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Matthews, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 28104 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 22% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Matthews's providers, 442 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 28104 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 28104 and the greater Matthews area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Matthews at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Matthews at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 28104 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 28104 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 28104 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in 28104. The next fastest internet provider in the 28104 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 6.410% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 28104 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Matthews, $38.83.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 28104 ZIP code, covering 6.410% of the city.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.